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10th August 2022 Creamer Media’s Research Channel Africa published a series of Mid-Year Briefs that investigates key developments in some of South Africa’s key industrial and mining sectors.  

Manufacturers feeling pressure as payment delays continue

By: Tracy Hancock     5th August 2022 Local valve manufacturers continue to struggle with delayed payments from the mining industry, which comprises 55% to 60% of the South African valve manufacturing market, says South African Valve and Actuator Manufacturers Association chairperson Pam du Plessis. Implemented during the Covid-19... 

Replacement valves supplied to gold and coal mines

By: Tracy Hancock     5th August 2022 South Africa-based valve manufacturer LVSA Group completed the manufacturing of valves for a Ghanaian gold mine and a South African coal mine last month. The orders, comprising of knife gate, pinch, diaphragm, and RSV gate valves for slurry applications, were placed in April, says LVSA marketing... 

Southern Africa lags in adoption of sustainable aviation fuel, despite great potential

By: Rebecca Campbell     5th August 2022 At the recent Farnborough International Airshow, in England, US-based global major aerospace group Boeing unveiled a new tool to model data, which it designated Cascade, which was created to map the ways that the global commercial aviation sector could reach the international target of having... 

Natref supply partially restored, Sasol’s full-year production decreases

By: Donna Slater     25th July 2022 Chemicals and petrochemicals producer Sasol reports that crude oil supply has been partially restored from its majority-owned Sasolburg-based Natref refinery, after the company declared a force majeure on the supply of petroleum products to its commercial customers on July 15. Natref, impacted... 

New gauge assembly protects people and the environment

By: Mandisa Nyathi     22nd July 2022 Measuring instruments supplier Wika Instruments has launched its new Emission Control Gauge, referred to as the Emico gauge pressure measuring assembly, to ensure safety for people and the environment in critical processes, says Wika product specialist Sagadevan Kanniappen. 

Hydraulic solutions for Africa

22nd July 2022 Equipment supplier BMG’s regional service centres (RSC), which are situated in the major city centres and commercial nodes throughout the country, play a critical role by providing engineering solutions – including hydraulics, lubrication, greasing and pneumatics services – designed to optimise... 

Platinum demand to benefit from green hydrogen uptake in aviation

By: Marleny Arnoldi     6th July 2022 Sustainable aviation fuels (SAFs) based on renewable energies and green hydrogen are the way of the future for sustainable flying, says Siemens Energy, which has partnered with energy supplier Uniper, petrochemicals company Sasol and aircraft manufacturer Airbus to launch the Green Fuels Hamburg... 

NeuRizer signs A$1.5bn urea offtake agreement with Daelim

By: Darren Parker     4th July 2022 ASX-listed NeuRizer has signed a binding, long term take or pay offtake agreement with petrochemicals company Daelim subsidiary DL Trading for 500 000 t/y of granular urea fertiliser at an index-linked price. The company said the agreement brought its flagship NeuRizer urea project (NRUP) closer... 

Industry body assures job security for welders  

By: Halima Frost     24th June 2022 Despite a marked increase in the uptake of robotic welding systems, owing to Covid-19 and the fast-tracking of automation, artisanal welding will never be completely replaced, says Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW) Certification CEO Herman Potgieter. “The Covid-19 pandemic has played a... 

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